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[IP] Re: Anti-Depressant and BGs
I am very interested in the
thread about depression medication and diabetes control. The university hospital
I go to is conducting some research study on this very subject, and they have
asked me if I would be willing to participate. Apparently, they will prescribe a
known anti-depressant, then chart A1Cs for 16 months or so. I don't believe they
will monitor how insulin needs will change, so I was interested to hear that
people have had to change basals, etc.
The clinicians told me that
persons with diabetes suffer from depression at a higher rate than the general
population, which I don't really believe. Besides, wtih all a person with
diabetes has to worry about, there is good reason for some anxiety, frustration
and resignation at times! So I was interested to read that several people on
this pump list are taking medication for depression. I guess I don't even want
to believe I could be depressed, although I was pretty despondent after my first
three weeks on the pump. We shall see. If the researchers think this will help
me feel better, then fine. And if it helps my BG control, so much the better.
And I will get all my lab work, test strips and exams paid for during the study.
Sign me up.
Does anyone know of any
resources on depression and diabetes? My web searches haven't uncovered